Illawong Haiku Group Autumn Ginko

The Illawong Autumn Ginko was held on 11 April 2018 at Como Pleasure Grounds, Como NSW. In attendance were Carol Reynolds, Margaret Mahony, Pat Meredith and Ros Pitt. We started with coffee at Blackfish Café overlooking beautiful Carina Bay. Later we sat in the grounds to discuss haiku written by us and others which resonated. Wandering alone for about half an hour we jotted down ideas and some wrote haiku. The day was glorious, nature at its best providing plenty of inspiration. We enjoyed a picnic lunch in the park and offered more haiku for critique, then said our goodbyes until next season. This is only our third meeting as we are a new group founded by Carol. Hopefully our numbers will grow.

New members and visitors welcome.

Contact Carol by email: carol@reynoldsengineering.com.au

Margaret Mahony

A Temple Bell Sounds – Review

A review by Maxianne Berger of the Australian publication “A Temple Bell Sounds: 108 tanka from the first twenty-one issues of Eucalypt: a tanka journal selected by the journal’s founding editor Beverley George” has been published in Gusts: Contemporary Tanka #27 spring/summer 2018 p.31.” With the permission of Gusts editor, Kozue Uzawa, [Canada] and the reviewer, you can read a copy on the Eucalypt web-site here.

Limestone Tanka Poets

Sunday April 22, 2018

Although our Blackburn Homestead retreat was cancelled for last weekend, 20th – 22nd April, due to the lack of rain, seven Limestone Tanka Poets (Carmel Summers, Gerry Jacobson, Glenys Ferguson, Liz Lanigan, Michelle Brock, Michael Thorley, and myself) met regardless. We are thankful to Michelle Brock for hosting this meeting at her home at the last minute and for the kilometers Glenys (from Yass) and Michael (from Tamworth) travelled to attend this meeting. Continue reading “Limestone Tanka Poets”

Echidna Tracks: Call For Submissions For New On-Line Australian Haiku Collection

Call for Submissions: Echidna Tracks Issue 1: Places We Live: Cities, Suburbs, Towns

Echidna Tracks

Share with us your haiku aha moments that give life to your observations, feelings and thoughts of times spent in Australian cities, towns or suburbs.

Whether you have lived in such places or come and gone as a visitor we’d love an insight into your experience. Does your doorway open onto a cottage garden, a gnome cluttered lawn or the hallway of a high-rise flat?

Tell us some of the goings-on in your street or neighbourhood.  Our topic is open to every aspect of urban culture and landscape.

Most importantly it is your experience of life in the cities, towns or suburbs we want, authentic and real.

Announcement of New On-Line Australian Haiku Collection

Echidna Tracks has been established to form a new on-line collection website for Australian Haiku. See Echidna Tracks page on AHS website.

Watch for the call for submissions for Issue 1 of Echidna Tracks.

Some haiku has already been included on the website to give contributors an idea of how work will be displayed.